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Rudolph Preemie Beanie

A preemie beanie that brings all the holiday cheer!

I'd been thinking about the perfect holiday preemie beanie for awhile, and fell in love with the idea of a little reindeer beanie! Hobbii Yarn had also just sent me some of their new organic wool Evergreen yarn in Red, Cream and Tan, and so this was the perfect opportunity to design a Rudolph Beanie!


This design is relatively simple, using double and single crochets with minimal assembly.

I'll be donating a bunch of these to the NICU at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, and I hope this inspires you to create some to donate to a NICU this holiday season as well! :)


For this design, you'll need sport or worsted weight yarn in Cream, Tan and Red and a 4 mm crochet hook. I used Hobbii Evergreen in Cream, Oat and Rust, working with two strands held together for a thicker texture. You could also use Joann Big Twist, Red Heart Super Saver, or Bernat Baby Sport! I think using a velvet yarn could make for a super cool look as well.


Here's the pattern for the Rudolph Preemie Beanie, happy crocheting and happy holidays!


RUDOLPH PREEMIE BEANIE


Materials:

  • Hobbii Evergreen Yarn: 2 skeins Oat, 2 skeins Rust & 2 skeins Cream

  • 4 mm crochet hook

  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

Ch = chain

Sc = single crochet

Dc = double crochet

Sl St = slip stitch


Beanie

With Cream yarn, holding two strands together:

Round 1: Ch 3, in the 2nd Ch from hook, make 12 Dc. Sl St to the top of the first Dc in the round.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 Dc in each St around. Sl St to the top of the first Dc in the round.

Round 3: Ch 1, *2 Dc in the first St, 1 Dc in the next St* Repeat from * to * around. Sl St to the top of the first Dc in the round.

Round 4: Ch 1, *2 Dc in the first St, 1 Dc in the next 2 St* Repeat from * to * around. Sl St to the top of the first Dc in the round.

Round 5-9: Ch 1, 1 Dc in each St around. Sl St to the top of the first Dc in the round.

Round 10: Ch 1, 1 Sc in each St around. Sl St to the top of the first Sc in the round.

Tie off and weave in ends.


Antlers (make 2)

With Oat yarn, holding two strands together:

Ch 10, make 1 Sc in the second Ch from hook and the next 2 Ch. Ch 4, make 1 Sc in the second Ch from hook and next 2 Ch. 1 Sc in each of the remaining 6 foundation Ch. Tie off, leaving a 6'' tail for assembly.


Nose

With Rust yarn, holding two strands together:

Ch 3, in the 3rd Ch from hook make 12 Dc. Sl St to the first Dc in round. Tie off, leaving a 12'' tail for assembly.


Assembly

Using the remaining yarn tails and a tapestry needle, attach each antler to the top of the beanie between Rounds 2 and 3. Tie off with a secure knot and weave in ends.


Using the remaining yarn tail and a tapestry needle, attach the nose to the front of the beanie with simple whip stitches around the edge of the circle. I centered my nose around Round 7 of the beanie.



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